Local legislators file bills at the Capitol

Sen. Kelly Hancock • District 9


Sen. Kelly Hancock • District 9


R-North Richland Hills
Elected: 2012 • 512-463-0109
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Recent bills filed:




  • SB 9: relates to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations

  • SB 24: relates to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader

  • SB 453: relates to the interests of certain holding companies in certain repair facilities






Sen. Konni Burton • District 10


Sen. Konni Burton • District 10


R-Colleyville
Elected: 2014 • 512-463-0110
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Recent bills filed:




  • SB 242: relates to the right of a child’s parent to public school records and information concerning the child

  • SB 325: relates to the procedure for expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons who are tried for an offense and subsequently acquitted






Sen. Jane Nelson • District 12


Sen. Jane Nelson • District 12


R-Flower Mound
Elected: 1993 • 512-463-0112
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Recent bills filed:




  • SB 74: relates to the provision of certain behavioral health services to children, adolescents and their families under a contract with a managed care organization

  • SB 76: relates to the authority of general law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality






Rep. Tan Parker • District 63


Rep. Tan Parker • District 63


R-Flower Mound
Elected: 2006 • 512-463-0688
[email protected]


Recent bills filed:




  • HB 661: relates to allowing patients with certain severe chronic medical conditions to have access to experimental treatments that have not been approved by the FDA

  • HB 648: relates to mandating that there cannot be discrimination between union labor and non-union labor for contract work funded by state money






Rep. Giovanni Capriglione • District 98


rep. Giovanni Capriglione • District 98


R-Southlake
Elected: 2012 • 512-463-0690
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Recent bills filed:




  • HB 792: relates to the exception from disclosure under the public information law for information related to competition or bidding

  • HB 793: relates to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the public information law

  • HB 798: relates to education fiscal impact statements for bills.






Other proposals to watch


Education:
Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, filed a resolution to amend the constitution to ensure Texas pays half of the cost of maintaining public schools.


Healthcare:
Two Republicans filed resolutions to call upon Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act; two Democrats filed bills to expand Medicaid under the ACA.


Economy:
Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, drafted SB 2, which would lower the property tax rollback rate from 8 percent to 4 percent.

By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.